Tartar vs. Plaque

When it comes to dentistry, there are a few terms and phrases that can be confusing. For instance, you’ve probably heard of plaque and tartar—but do you know what the differences actually are? Plaque is made of bacteria containing food particles and saliva. Plaque usually forms around your teeth. Fortunately, plaque is soft and sticky,… Read more »

Common Oral Hygiene Tips to Better Maintain Your New Bridge

The bridge installed by our dentists completely restores the structure and appearance of your lost tooth. Even though the bridge is made from materials that are not subject to tooth decay, it will still need consideration in your daily oral hygiene routine to maximize its potential lifespan. Hardened tartar buildup near the gum line significantly… Read more »

How to Use a Water Flosser

Do you ever wish you could use a water flosser but you’re not exactly sure how to operate it? If so, our team is happy to give you the tips you need! Water flossers in , , are great tools to use to keep your smile in tip-top shape, and they are quite easy to… Read more »

The Treatment Steps Involved in Placing a Dental Implant

Dental implants in , , are strong, reliable, and beautiful dental restorations that can give you the smile results you are looking for. However, the treatment process may take a bit more time than expected. So, to help you know what to expect during a dental implant treatment, our team is happy to explain the… Read more »

How Sugar-Free Gum Can Help Your Smile

Are you looking for a simple way to give your smile an extra boost of protection against decay? Studies have found that chewing sugar-free gum for 20 minutes after meals can help prevent tooth decay. Chewing sugarless gum increases the saliva flow. Increased saliva washes away food and other debris, neutralizes acids in the mouth,… Read more »

The Nutrition Tips You Need to Care for Your Smile and Body During Pregnancy

As a pregnant mother, many things are on your mind: nursery ideas, baby names, family traditions, and even nutrition. Now, our team can’t necessarily help you with the first three things, but we can definitely help you with the last. If you have a healthy and balanced diet during your pregnancy, your smile and body… Read more »

Oral Hygiene Tips for Your New Implant

Dental implants came into common use a little over twenty years ago. At first they were primarily used to replace a single lost tooth. As dental implant technology has continued to evolve it can now be used in a variety of other applications. As a result, they have become a very effective option for anchoring… Read more »

The Risks of Tongue Piercing

If your teen is set on piercing their tongue, there are a few things we would like you to know. Ultimately, it’s yours and your teen’s decision; however, Dr. would like you to be aware of the many risks associated with tongue piercing before you make a final decision. Tongue piercing can cause: Chipped teeth… Read more »

Dry Mouth: The Condition That Will Help Tooth Decay Destroy Your Smile

If you are one who tries to prevent tooth decay at all costs, the dry mouth condition is not your friend. If you think you have dry mouth, we strongly recommend doing everything you can to treat the problem and improve your oral health, and you can start doing so by making an appointment with… Read more »

Being Fitted for a Custom Mouth Guard

Contact sports are one of the leading causes of damaged teeth. Blows to the face can cause fractures, cracks or knocked out teeth. New research has even revealed the severe danger presented by concussions and traumatic brain injury. Blows to the face and mouth can be especially harmful to people wearing braces. The American Dental… Read more »